Monday, 2 September 2013

DAY 16: Environment Agency and Datatag on hand for joint ANPR op in Wokingham

An artic lorry coming in for inspection
Last Friday (30/8), the Wokingham team worked with Datatag, VOSA and the Environment Agency to pull over larger trucks and lorries and check them out, particularly those carrying scrap metal or waste and plant machinery or farming equipment.

Throughout the day, the team pulled over just short of 100 vehicles. The Environment Agency used the opportunity to promote licensing around what scrap metal dealer vehicles can and can’t carry, while Datatag used their specialist knowledge to identify any potentially stolen machinery or plant. No stolen property was found and all waste transport was found to be in order.

Datatag checking over a digger to make sure it wasn't stolen property. All was in order!

VOSA issued rectification notices for roadworthiness, in particular for suspension problems and worn down tyres, and one vehicle was given an immediate prohibition notice keeping it off the road until it is fixed and up to the legal spec.
Inspector Greg Elphick said: “It’s been a busy day but we met a fairly law abiding bunch.
“It’s been great networking with the other agencies for the next time we run one of these operations.”

The team working at the ANPR site
A waste disposal lorry was checked and found to be in order

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